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“What excites me the most about the fleet industry is there are so many opportunities for growth. There are so many vehicles out there that are still unmanaged from a fleet-management perspective,” said Brice Adamson of Enterprise Fleet Management. Photo: Enterprise Fleet Management

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Enterprise Fleet Management Discusses Strategic Goals

Senior VP Brice Adamson now leads Enterprise Fleet Management, which has a portfolio of more than 470,000 vehicles and a network of more than 50 fully staffed local offices in the U.S. and Canada.

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Preventive Maintenance Costs Remain Flat in 2017

Continued stability in crude oil prices, along with longer oil drain intervals, are helping to offset the higher cost of synthetic motor oils that are now required by more automotive OEMs.

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Higher Commodity Prices Put Upward Pressure on Tire Costs

For the past four years, tire costs have been stable. But new cost pressures have emerged in 2017, primarily with higher prices for commodities used to manufacture tires and the trend to larger diameter, more expensive, tires.

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Maintenance Costs Remain Flat Despite Rising Labor Rates

Fleet maintenance costs have remained flat over the past 12 months, with the primary factor being increased overall vehicle quality. Other repair costs adjusted for inflation, were, on average, consistent with those in CY-2016.

ARI and Royal Mail formed a strategic cooperation agreement in April with the primary goal of providing around the clock maintenance management services for cars, vans and trucks. Photo: ARI

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ARI, Royal Mail Bolster Fleet Productivity with Alliance

The postal service company and ARI formed a strategic alliance to assist fleets in the United Kingdom with maximizing compliance and minimizing downtime via the services that the organizations have to offer.

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Can Fleets Subscribe to a Vehicle?

For fleets, technology is enabling a more efficient way to use vehicles, increase utilization, and more precisely match the type of vehicle to usage.

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A Closer Look at Diesel Cabover Warranties

Isuzu, Chevrolet, Hino, and Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America offer similar standard warranties for their diesel cabovers, and provide additional component warranties to increase a fleet manager's piece of mind.

Photo of the 10R80 10-speed (left) and 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine courtesy of Ford.

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High-Gear Transmissions: How Many Gears Are Enough?

With Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards (CAFE) pushing automotive companies to produce more fuel-efficient vehicles, vehicle manufacturers have been evolving their transmissions so they can sell highly efficient vehicles without sacrificing performance.

Photo courtesy of istockphoto.com

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How Preventative Maintenance Can Improve Driver Safety

Regularly monitoring tire pressure, brakes, windshield wipers, and vehicle recalls can help make a vehicle a safer place to do business.

Data courtesy of Element Fleet Management.

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Fleet Replacement Tire Costs Decline

Passenger car tire prices are anticipated to increase in CY-2017. The key factors influencing future replacement tire prices are the cost of materials and the continuing trend to larger diameter and unique tire sizes.

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How the Right Diesel Fuel Additives Can Save Your Fleet Money
Diesel fuel additives are among the most powerful and cost-effective tools a fleet manager can use to keep their fleet up and running. Not every additive does the same thing—specialized formulas can help clean fuel systems, prevent gelling, or keep the fuel flowing in the coldest temperatures. Some OEMs recommend that additives be used to keep trucks operating at peak efficiency.
Is Your Oil Filter Short Changing Your Engine's Protection?
Fleets have a choice when it comes to oil filter technology. Conventional filters are less expensive, but have several fundamental flaws, while reusable filters use better methods and materials to ensure that oil lubricates the engine effectively and efficiently and, potentially, reduce long-term cost.
How Auto Parts Can Be A Fleet's Next Cost Savings Center
Fleets are under ever-increasing pressure to cut costs. A fleet parts provider can help turn maintenance from an expense to a cost savings center by saving fleets up to 35% and sometimes more on OEM parts.
The Impact of Mobile on Fleet
Five ways you should be using mobile technology to improve your fleet.
The Process of Turning Maintenance Data Into Actionable Information
Maintenance providers can help fleets gather crucial maintenance data and integrate it into the entire data stream to create intelligence that will improve operations.

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